Past Events 2012-2013

September 2012


Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

Whose Live Anyway?

Whose Live  

Monday, September 10, 2012
7:00 pm and 9:30 pm

BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT

Adult $35 / Youth $25
First 75 S&T students with student ID free; additional S&T students - $10

 

Join Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten* and Jeff B. Davis, cast members of the hit TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway,"
for a night of unforgettable improv comedy that will leave you laughing days later. Ninety minutes of hilarious comedy
and song with some of your favorite Whose Line games plus some new ones.
Bring your suggestions for the show and you might be asked to join the cast onstage to perform!

*Chip Esten will not be appearing in this show due to a TV series taping conflict. In his place will be Jonathan Mangum.

Sponsored in part by
Good Radio

Ward Merrell
Missouri S&T Student Union Board

 Family Film Series

 

Cats Don't Dance

Cats Don't Dance

Saturday, September 22, 2012

11 am

Admission: $3.00

A star-struck kitty from Kokomo finally decides to do something about his dreams of silver screen superstardom, so he heads west to Hollywood. But discrimination awaits, as it turns out that the studio moguls don't see much use in a feline leading man. Undaunted, our furry hero joins forces with other admirable animal actors to take the work by storm. A nostalgic kids' version of the classic MGM backstage musicals, featuring the voices of Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Kathy Najimy, and more.

Join us in the lobby after the show for lunch and craft fun!
Lunch: $3.00 includes a main dish, side and beverage
Crafts: special project is $1.00. Other crafts, coloring sheets and activities available for free.

 

Turner Entertainment
Rating: G
Run time: 75 minutes

 School Outreach and Family Film Series

 The Cashore Marionettes

The Cashore Marionettes

 

Friday, September 28, 2012

7:00 pm

Adult $15 / Youth $12

S&T Students with ID - $10

THE CASHORE MARIONETTES are unmatched in artistry, grace and refinement of movement. The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. The moving and humorous performances have astounded audiences in Europe, the Far East and across North America including stops at the Kennedy Center, Annenberg Center, Kravis Center, and many others.

The program, Simple Gifts, is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to stunning music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, the original vignettes presented in Simple Gifts provide an entertaining and sensitive vision of what it is to be human. The performance explores a range of emotions with characters and actions that are amazingly convincing. The marionettes are engineering marvels and the quality of movement is extraordinary.

Joseph Cashore has received numerous awards for his artistry including a Pew Fellowship for Performance Art, based upon his artistic accomplishment; a Henson Foundation Grant, an award intended to help promote puppetry to adult audiences; and a Citation of Excellence from the UNIMA-USA, the highest honor an American puppeteer can receive. The Cashore Marionettes are so well conceived and projected, the movement so convincing, the illusion so powerful, that the result is a compelling and unforgettable theatrical experience.


“Cashore Marionettes make magic without words”
—     Reading Eagle

“The quality of manipulation is unparalleled, and the effect upon the audience is powerful.”
— The Center of Contemporary Arts, St. Louis


October 2012


Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

New Dance Horizons

New Dance Horizons

Saturday, October 13, 2012

7:30 pm

Adult $30 / Youth $25
First 75 S&T students with student ID free; additional S&T students - $10

 

It is a concentrated hit of brand new dance, as Dance St. Louis commissions a quartet of renowned choreographers from around the nation to collaborate with St. Louis companies to create clever and moving world premieres. Saint Louis Ballet, aTrek Dance Collective, MADCO, and Common Thread

Contemporary Dance Company team up with the witty and subversive Victoria Marks, musical and expressive Jessica Lang, ironic postmodernist Pamela Tanowitz, and thought-provoking ballet artist Gina Patterson. The production will tour five neighboring presenters in Missouri and Illinois. This bold new step for Dance St. Louis will give you even more new dance to enjoy—and we hope it will become an annual celebration!

Sponsored  by

KMST

Visit the New Dance Horizons website

Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

eighth blackbird

 eighth blackbird
 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

7:30 pm

Adult $30 / Youth $25
First 75 S&T students with student ID free; additional S&T students - $10

 

The Chicago-based, two-time Grammy Award-winning, sextet combines the finesse of a string quartet with the energy of a rock band and the audacity of a storefront theater company. Its musical aerobatics delight, provoke and entertain audiences around the world. The lure of wet ink draws eighth blackbird into collaborations with a motley crew of composers, young and old, modernist and indie. eighth blackbird’s members hail from America’s Great Lakes, Keystone, Golden and Bay states, and Australia’s Sunshine State. There are four foodies, three beer snobs and one exercise junkie.

Sponsored in part by

Brewer Science

Phelps County Bank

KMST

Funded in part by The James and Vera Olson Fund for the Arts

Visit eighth blackbird's website

School Outreach and Family Series

John Tartaglia's

ImaginOcean

 ImaginOcean
 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
10 am and 1 pm
Grades Pre K - 2
$5.00

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6 pm
Adults $12 / Youth $10

S&T students with ID $10

  

A one-of-a-kind live black-light puppet show, John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean is a magical undersea adventure. Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are three best friends who just happen to be fish, and they're about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. And it all starts with a treasure map. As they swim off in search of clues, they'll sing, they'll dance, and they'll make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately they discover the greatest treasure of all: friendship.

Jam-packed with music, Tony-Award nominee John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye. This 50 minute production features extraordinary puppets, memorable original songs, and a heartwarming journey of discovery by three loveable fish who take the audience on their singing, bubbling, jiving adventure, making friends along the way. 

Family Film Series

Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

11 am

Admission: $3.00


 

The latest arrival at the Hundred Acre Woods celebrates Halloween with Winnie the Pooh and his friends in this direct-to-video animated adventure. Lumpy the Heffalump  is looking forward to trick-or-treating with his pal Roo  until Tigger  tells them all about the Gobloon, a creature which can turn unsuspecting victims into Jaggedy Lanterns. However, Tigger also tells them that if they can capture the critter, it will grant them a wish, so Roo and Lumpy gather their courage and try to catch the monster. Meanwhile, Pooh is tempted by his friends' stash of Halloween candy, but his eyes prove bigger than his stomach when he eats it all.

Join us in the lobby after the show for lunch and craft fun!

Lunch: $3.00 includes a main dish, side and beverage

Crafts: special project is $1.00. Other crafts, coloring sheets and activities available for free.

Disney
Rated: G
Run time: 67 minutes


 

Leach Special Event

Deer Camp The Musical

deer camp 

Starring Brothers Darryl and Darryl
from The Bob Newhart Show

 Monday, October 29, 2012

7:30 pm

Adult $25 / Youth $15

S&T students with ID $10 

DEER CAMP hilariously follows four fearless deer hunters on their annual trek to Deer Camp. But things are looking bleak this season. After decades of hunting trips, the guys have yet to bring home a single deer and the wives are getting suspicious. This season they need to show their wives that they are the mighty hunters they claim to be. This is not so easy when the thought of drinking beer and hanging out in the deer shack is more appealing than freezing in a deer stand. Luckily for our guys, what happens at Deer Camp stays at Deer Camp. Laugh and sing along as they hatch a plan to save their hunting paradise without firing a shot.

Sponsored in part by

Bonita Prock

Public House Brewery

Visit Deer Camp's website

 

November 2012

Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

 

Aquila Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s
The Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew‎‌‎‌‎‌‎

Thursday, November 1, 2012

7:30 pm

Adult $38 / Youth $28
First 75 S&T students with student ID free; additional S&T students - $10

 

Set in the idyllic town of Padua, The Taming of the Shrew tells the story of the timeless battle of the sexes. Bianca Minola, the beautiful daughter of a lord, is eligible for marriage but cannot be courted until her elder sister, Katherina, finds a husband. Katherina’s quick temper and acerbic wit, however, frighten off every potential suitor. Feeling that they are running out of options, two suitors hire a newcomer named Petruchio to seduce and “tame” Katherina.

Sponsored by

Robert and Susan Hooper

Visit Aquila Theatre's website

Family Film Series

 

Tangled

Tangled

Saturday, November 17, 2012

11 am

Admission: $3.00

When the kingdom’s most wanted – and most charming- bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.

Join us in the lobby after the show for lunch and craft fun!


Lunch: $3.00 includes a main dish, side and beverage


Crafts: special project is $1.00. Other crafts, coloring sheets and activities available for free.

 

 

Disney
Rating: PG
Run time: 100 minutes


December 2012


Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

 

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Creole Christmas

The Preservation Jazz Band Creole Christmas

Friday, December 7, 2012

7:30 pm

Adult $35 / Youth $25
First 75 S&T students with student ID free; additional S&T students - $10

Celebrate the holidays with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they swing in the holiday season with their hot and spicy New Orleans style, performing their wildly popular “Creole Christmas.” Enjoy other holiday classics such as “Swinging In a Winter Wonderland,”  “I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas,”  “Bells Will Be Ringin’,” and selections from the band’s most requested, timeless, crowd pleasers.

Sponsored in part by

Forum Dental

Loren and Glenda Ross

Visit Preservation Hall Jazz Band's website

 

Family Film Series

 

Mickey's Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 8, 2012

11 am

Admission: $3.00

Celebrate the holidays with MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL!  Donald Duck and many more of your favorite characters join the cast in this delightfully charming adaptation of a classic holiday tale. Ebenezer Scrooge (Scrooge McDuck) is far too greedy to understand that Christmas is the time for kindness and generosity. So, with the guidance of some wise ghosts (with Goofy and Jiminy Cricket), and the examples set by his clerk Bob Cratchit (Mickey) and nephew Fred (Donald), Scrooge learns how to embrace the true spirit of the season.

Join us in the lobby after the show for lunch and craft fun!


Lunch: $3.00 includes a main dish, side and beverage


 Crafts, coloring sheets and activities available for free.

Have your child visit Santa's workshop and purchase gifts for family and friends.
Each gift-$1.50

 

Disney
Rating: G
Run time: 26 minutes

Leach Special Event

Leach Special Event

Holiday Concert

399th Army Band‎‌‎‌‎‌

Friday, December 14, 2012

7 pm


Admission Free

 

presented by the 399th Army Band - Fort Leonard Wood


Featuring:

The Holiday Grooves - Jazz Combo

Standard Brass - Quintet

ISG Miley & the Top Hats - Big Band!

Madera con Fuego - Sasa Band!

A laser and light show to Trans Siberian Orchestra's "Christmas Eve in Sarajevo"

 

 

January 2013 

Family Film Series

 

A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventure

A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventure

Saturday, January 19, 2013

11 am

Admission: $3.00

Born on a Baja, California beach in 1959, new hatchling Sammy must do what his fellow newborn sea turtles are doing: race across the beach to the ocean before they are captured by a seagull or crab. Thus begins Sammy's incredible fifty-year ocean journey. Along the way he meets his best friend, a fellow turtle named Ray, and overcomes obstacles both natural and man-made while trying to fulfill his dream of travelling around the world. Throughout his voyage, Sammy never forgets about Shelly - the turtle he saved on his first day.

nWave Pictures
Rating: PG
Run time: 88 minutes

 

Join us in the lobby after the show for lunch and craft fun!

 
Lunch: $3.00 includes a main dish, side and beverage

School Outreach

 Rosa Parks

Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
10 am and 1 pm

Grades 3-8

$5.00

 

The tremors of an earthquake were rumbling across America. A new kind of music was making its first appearance on the radio. While the rhythms of rock and roll were shaking the social fabric of the country, deep down an even more important transformation was about to take place. In Montgomery, Alabama, a determined activist named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus. It was the end of the day, December 1, 1955, and she was tired and weary from a long day of work. Little did she know that this simple act would significantly change the course of our nation. The resulting uproar launched the Civil Rights movement and changed our country forever.

Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks weaves together music and drama to tell the story of Rosa Parks from her childhood in rural Alabama to her famous decision to “sit down and be counted.” The play dispels myths about Parks and her protest as it paints a portrait of a complex woman who had to find reconciliation within herself in order to become an effective Civil Rights leader. Exciting and inspirational, Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parksshows how the determination of one individual made all the difference in the struggle for freedom and equality in the United States.

 

A powerful presentation that will promote discussions on civil rights and lead into the 50thanniversary of the March on Washington (August 28, 1963).

Thematic Connections: History, Biography, Reading, Language, Multi-Cultural, Women’s History, Government.

Leach Special Event

 

An Evening with Phillip Phillips

(acoustic concert)

 picture of phillips

Friday, January 25, 2013

7:30 pm
10 pm
Both shows are sold out

Public $25 / S&T Student $20

 The same day that Phillip Phillips claimed his victory in American Idol's season 11 finale, the 21-year-old
singer/guitarist realeased "Home", a debut single that showcases his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar
skills and marked the highest debut on the Billboard Digital songs chart with 278,000 downloads sold. Now,
with a Billboard Hot 100 top-ten debut under his belt, the Leesburg, Georgia-bred songwriter is
gearing up to record his first abum for 19 entertainment/Interscope Records. "It's going to have more of
a rock sound to it," says Phillips, who counts Eric Clapton as one of his key influences. "The most
important thing to me is making music that comes from my heart and really connects with people on a
gut level."



Sponsored in part by: 

Sunny Radio 104.5

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Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

St Louis Symphony Orchestra


 STL Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

7:30 pm
Sold out

Adult $38 / Youth $28
First 75 S&T students with student ID free; additional S&T students - $10

Founded in 1880, the St. Louis Symphony is recognized internationally as an ensemble of the highest caliber, performing a broad musical repertoire with skill and spirit. The STL Symphony continues to build upon its reputation for musical excellence while maintaining its commitment to local education and community activities.
The STL Symphony was founded on the belief that great music should be available to everyone. Through a series of innovative and nationally recognized community-oriented activities, including many education and outreach programs, the musicians of the orchestra have shared their love for music with millions and introduced classical music to those who otherwise might not have been exposed to it.



Sponsored in part by: 

Bott Radio

Vince and Sally Carpenter

Funded in part by The Maxwell C. Weiner Foundation

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¿Visit Saint Louis Symphony website

 


February 2013

Family Film Series

Tinkerbell

TinkerBell‎‌

Saturday, February 2, 2013

11 am

Admission: $3.00

573-341-4219

 

One of the most beloved characters of all time, Tinker Bell gets top billing in this family animated adventure. This film shows us how the fairies are responsible for how nature gets its glow and for the seasons changing their colors. Tink and her friends Iridessa the light fairy, Rosetta the garden fairy, Fawn the animal fairy and Silvermist the water fairy help nature out when needed.

Join us in the lobby after the show for lunch and craft fun!


Lunch: $3.00 includes a main dish, side and beverage


Crafts: special project is $1.00. Other crafts, coloring sheets and activities available for free.

 

Disney
Rating: G
Run time: 78 minutes

 

 

School Outreach and Family Film Series

Intergalactic Nemesis

Book 1: Target Earth

Target Earth

Friday, February 8, 2013

7:00 pm

Adult $15 / Youth $12


Call 573-341-4219

The year is 1933. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid research assistant Timmy Mendez team up with a mysterious librarian from Flagstaff, Arizona, named Ben Wilcott. Together, they travel from Romania to Scotland to the Alps to Tunis to the Robot Planet and finally to Imperial Zygon to defeat a terrible threat to the very future of humanity: an invading force of sludge-monsters from outer space known as the Zygonians.

Sponsored in part by

KTTR

 

Leach Special Event

 

The Lettermen

 The Lettermen

 

Friday, February 15, 2013
7:30 pm
Adult $25 / Youth $15

In the late 50’s, most vocal groups had school type names such as Danny & the Juniors, The Four Freshmen and The Four Preps. They chose the name The Lettermen and wore letter sweaters. By the time those names became passé in the early sixties, The Lettermen had already had a few hits and were a tremendous success. The ‘60’s and early ‘70’s saw The Lettermen score over 25 chart hit singles, including “Theme From ‘A Summer Place,” “Goin’ Out of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Hurt So Bad”.

Sponsored in part by

FCNB Financial

Rolla Daily News

Visit The Lettermen's website

 Leach Special Event

Vino Alan
with Special Guest Leigh Cara

vino_alan

Sunday, February 24, 2013

7:00 pm

General Public $15 / S&T Students $10

Sponsored by

KFLW 98.9
 

 

March 2013

Family Film Series

 

The Tigger Movie

The Tigger Movie

Saturday, March 2, 2013

11 am

Admission: $3.00

A Tigger is a wonderful thing!- Especially in this feature-length animated film from Disney starring Tigger and all of A.A. Milne's classic characters from the Hundred Acre Wood. When Winnie the Pooh and the rest of Tigger's friends don't want to play, Tigger gets so lonely that he decides to embark on an adventure to find his family tree and others like him. While searching, Tigger gets lost in a snowstorm and it’s up to Pooh and the gang to find Tigger and to help him discover his true family.

"What a gem! A fun, heartwarming story for the whole family. The 'G' rating is for 'great'!"
--Hettie Lynne Hurtes, CREATIVE CHILD


"Tiggerific!"

Join us in the lobby after the show for lunch and craft fun!


Lunch: $3.00 includes a main dish, side and beverage


Crafts: special project is $1.00. Other crafts, coloring sheets and activities available for free.

Disney
Rating: G
Run time: 77 minutes

 Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

 

The Doo Wop Project

Doo Wop

Monday, March 4, 2013

7:30 pm

Adult $30 / Youth $28
First 75 S&T students with student ID free; additional S&T students - $10

Starring lead cast members from the Tony Award Winning Broadway smash, JERSEY BOYS, The Doo Wop Project is a night of songs mixed with individual stories and references to their upbringings and experiences in the business, particularly backstage at The August Wilson Theatre, home of Jersey Boys, where the idea for the Doo Wop Project group was conceived. The music is an homage to classic Doo Wop and was inspired by that sound. The show honors songs and groups we hear all the time, but maybe more importantly, some songs that exist only as a memory or others that somehow got lost along the way and are now relegated to box sets sold on late night infomercials. Expect classic hits by every standard.

The Doo Wop Project featrues songs by Randy & The Rainbows (Denise), Thurston Harris (Little Bitty Pretty One), and many more classics. In addition, the show will include classic contemporary songs such as The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson and Valerie. Taking such contemporary songs and giving them the Doo Wop spin brings a whole new generation to the wonderful music of Doo Wop.

Sponsored in part by

Baymont Inn and Suites

Phelps County Bank

Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

DREAMGIRLS

Dreamgirls

Monday, March 18, 2013

7:30 pm

Adult $40 / Youth $30

First 75 S&T student with student ID free: additional S&T students - $10 

 

A trio of singing young females from Chicago get their big break at an amateur competition and begin singing backup vocals for James “Thunder” Early. However, things begin to spin out of control when their agent, Curtis Taylor, Jr., makes Deena and not Effie the star of what will become known as “The Dreams.”

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, this new multi-media driven production of DREAMGIRLS tells the story of “The Dreams,” an up-and coming 1960s girl singing group as they experience the triumphs and tribulations that accompany their pursuit of fame and fortune in the tumultuous music industry. DREAMGIRLS features unforgettable hits including  “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,”  “One Night Only” and “Listen” by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Tom Eyen. This Tony and Academy Award winning musical shines like never before.

 

 

Sponsored in part by

Phelps County Bank

My Sunny 104.5

April 2013

Leach Special Event

 

wonderbread years

Starring Pat Hazell


Friday, April 19, 2013
7:30pm


Adults $25
Youth $15
S&T students with ID $10

 

A salute to the Baby Boomer Generation, The Wonder Bread Years starring Pat Hazell,
is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between stand-up
and theater. Audiences across the country are enjoying a show that not only restores
a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past
like never before.

Visit The Wonderbread Years website